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  3. Royal Albatross Centre

Dunedin: Wildlife and Albatross Center Shore Excursion

Product ID: 286575
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Enjoy an informative sightseeing tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula followed by a wildlife cruise in Otago Harbor and a guided tour of the Royal Albatross Centre.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Observe a unique Royal Albatross breeding colony
  • Join an exciting wildlife cruise on the Otago Peninsula
  • See Dunedin's top sites on an informative sightseeing tour
Full description
Discover the top attractions on the Otago Peninsula and its charming local wildlife on this shore excursion, specially-designed for nature lovers.

While your cruise ship is berthed in Port Chalmers, enjoy an informative and entertaining sightseeing tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. See sights such as the Otago University and Botanical Gardens. You will also see several historic buildings, neo-gothic church architecture and cathedrals, stately homes, and the world’s steepest street.

Afterward, join a wildlife cruise around the heads of Otago Harbor where you will see a host of marine animals and birdlife. Following your cruise, head to the Royal Albatross Center where you can enjoy some lunch if required. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the world’s only mainland breeding colony of the magnificent Royal Albatross. Witness unique social behavior and breath-taking three meter long wingspans soaring overhead. Finally, return to your cruise ship with plenty of time before your ship's departure. 
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Wildlife cruise with live commentary
  • Entrance fees for listed attractions
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Make your way to the private hire area in the cruise ship pavilion which is well sign posted. Please wait for a representative who will direct you to the buses which will be departing from outside the Visitor Center. Please get there at around 8:45am for a 9.00am departure.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Infants aged between 0-2 years of age are free of charge provided they do not require a seat.
• All tours are designed to meet the cruise ship's arrival and departure times, but if you are not returned to your ship prior to its departure, the local partner guarantees to get you to the next port of call.
• Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can help them board and disembark.